Sec. of Treasury Tim Geithner, left, partially blocked by his Secret Service agent, walks down the West Wing Colonnade of the White House towards the Oval Office to meet with President Barack Obama, ... more 
Sec. of Treasury Tim Geithner, left, partially blocked by his Secret Service agent, walks down the West Wing Colonnade of the White House towards the Oval Office to meet with President Barack Obama, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in Washington. Obama met with Geithner prior to his departure for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 lowered the nation's AAA rating for the first time since granting it in 1917. The move came less than a week after a gridlocked Congress finally agreed to spending cuts that would reduce the debt by more than $2 trillion - a tumultuous process that contributed to convulsions in financial markets. The promised cuts were not enough to satisfy S&P. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 11:39 PM EDT